Special Sub-Topic: "Obernewtyn Chronicles" - Who Said It?
|"Why do you plague me?"|
Rushton. This was in the first book in the series, "Obernewtyn". Rushton was the farm overseer back then. He said this when he found Elspeth crying over the news of her brother's death in a barn.
|"Goodbye, little sad eyes, though they are not so sad now."|
Brydda. Brydda is a rebel leader and friend of the Misfits. His nickname for Elspeth was "little sad eyes" - but they were "not so sad" after she and Rushton finally admitted their love for one another in the third book, "Ashling", from which this quote was taken.
|"It is as well this season is brief for, in truth, it casts a shadow on my spirits."|
Dameon. The blind Empath guildmaster was referring to the Days of Rain in "Ashling."
|"She can't possibly know what you are unless she is like you." |
Jes. Elspeth's brother was referring to the impending visitor to their orphan home at Kinraide - Madam Vega from Obernewtyn, who came seeking Misfits in "Obernewtyn".
|"...A myth spawned by the Council who have a vested interest in ignorance. There are other places of the earth where the white death never reached, or the poisons have faded."|
Gilbert. Gilbert is a Druid's Armsman whom Elspeth met in the second book, "The Farseekers." He believed, beyond all doubt, that there was life on earth that Landfolk didn't know about.
|"I have heard it said more than once that you are a woman ruled by her mind to the detriment of her passions, Elspeth. But those who say so do not know you."|
Dameon. Dameon uttered this profound statement in the fourth book, "The Keeping Place".
|"I have learned that happiness is like the sun. It must be enjoyed when it comes and while it shines."|
Elspeth. Our heroine said this at the end of the third book, "Ashling", to Maruman, her feline friend.
|"A song will not wield a sword of metal, my friend. But it can put a sword into the heart that will never rust or blunt. It can cause warriors to fight when good sense bids them surrender, raise an army or quell the tears of a babe."|
Bram. This was in reference to the twin empath musicians Miky and Angina's song in the Sadorian Battlegames in "Ashling".
|"Can anyone really know freedom who has not known the lack of it?"|
Elspeth. Elspeth was speaking to the horse Gahltha in "The Keeping Place".
|"We here in Sador value the earth above all life - humans and beasts alike are short lived and unimportant...we have thought that Landfolk valued their own lives too much, regarding themselves as the chosen of their Lud. But these Misfits seem to value all life and this is strange for us to contemplate. But think you this. You rebels opposed alliance with the Misfits because you thought them monsters and inhuman. Ask yourselves now which team has this day shown the keenest humanity and which has shown itself to be more monstrous."|
Bram. This was a part of Bram's statement of judgement, based on the Sadorian battlegames, as to whether the Misfits were suited to an alliance with the rebels in their rebellion. (He judged that no, they were "no warriors. They care too much for life and one another. They are not stirred by the glories of war, and the shedding of lifeblood brings them sorrow, whether it be beast or human, friend or foe...they are not cowardly or weak, but their minds appear incapable of allowing their great powers to serve them as weapons.")
Bram's full statement can be found in Chapter 42 of "Ashling".
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